John W Goff

BirthMarch 4, 1843
DeathJuly 16, 1934
CemeteryRidge (Fremont)
PostMcPherson (Fremont)
Unit146th New York Infantry, Company G

Sergeant John W Goff

Company G, 146th New York Infantry

Goff was born on March 4, 1843. He enlisted in the regiment on August 30, 1862 at Augusta, New York. Goff was mustered on October 10, 1862 and served about 2 years and 9 months. Goff was promoted to sergeant during his tour of duty. He was discharged on July 22, 1865 at Rochester, New York.

The 146th New York Infantry was organized and mustered at Rome, New York on October 10, 1862. The regiment was part of the Army of the Potomac. During Goff’s enlistment the regiment was involved in several major battles. Some of them include:

Battle of Fredericksburg (VA) (December 12-15, 1862).

Battle of Chancellorsville (VA) (May 1-5, 1863).

Battle of Gettysburg (PA) (July 1-3, 1863).

Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 5-7, 1864). Regimental losses for May 5, 1864 were 45 killed, 46 wounded, and 172 were captured.

Goff was captured on May 5, 1864 and sent to Andersonville Prison in Georgia. He was relocated to Camp Lawton (near Millen, Georgia) on October 31, 1864. Goff was paroled at Wilmington, North Carolina on March 2, 1865.

He died on July 16, 1934 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Ridge Cemetery in Fremont (Dodge County), Nebraska. Goff was a member of the McPherson Post (#4) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Fremont.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.